Linux Shell Basics

Part of Scientific Computing in Practice lecture series at Aalto University.

Audience: employees and students looking for an extensive intro into BASH.

About the course: Linux shell is what you get when you open a terminal. This course is a spin-off from the last spring Linux Shell Programming, here we cover all the basics that we will need later on for most part of the courses given this fall/spring. It is oriented on Linux new comers, those Windows/Mac users for whom terminal window is a black box rather than a door to real computing.

We will start with somewhat basics like files and processes and go up to command line magic like redirections and pipes. This should be enough to get started with Linux terminal.

Lecturer: Ivan Degtyarenko, D. Sc., Science IT / Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University

Time, date, place:

  • Mon 17.9.2018 klo 12:00-15:00 // Otakaari 1, NOKIA (aka U135a)
  • Wed 19.9.2018 klo 12:00-15:00 // Otakaari 1, M1 (aka M232)

Course material: will be mostly based on the first part of

Additional materials and homework assignments at

Cost: Free of charge for FGCI consortium members including Aalto employees and students.

Registration: register here

Credits: No credits.

Other comments: During the tutorials we’ll use a Linux terminal, means that either you have a Linux/Mac laptop or you have SSH client installed for accessing any of Linux server (kosh/lyta etc at Aalto). If needed participants can be provided with access to Triton for running examples. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Additional course info at: ivan.degtyarenko -at-